Two Cincinnati Restaurants – Bistro Grace and The Red Feather – Make Open Table’s Best List has published its list of the Top 100 Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America and two Cincinnati restaurants made this list:

Bistro Grace

Located on Hamilton Avenue in Northside, Bistro Grace likes to prepare traditional dishes with a modern take on them. Enjoy craft beers and signature cocktails. And, the prices are reasonable, too!

Red Feather

Red Feather Kitchen is located in Oakley on Madison Road (at the the former site of Boca). Enjoy “New American” cuisine from this restaurant that calls itself a “scratch kitchen” — everything is homemade! analyzed more than 5 million reviews of 19,000 restaurants across the country to create its list. See the list here.


Watch a Movie in Oakley! Cinemark Oakley Station Opens on August 9, 2013

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Get ready movie lovers who live on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio. The newest movie theater located in Oakley is set to open on Friday, August 9, 2013. Cinemark Oakley Station will feature:

  • All-digital theaters
  • 14 Wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor screens
  • Plush, stadium seating
  • Lots of parking

The theater will be located in Oakley Station, a 74-acre development that was the former site of The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company (now called Milacron).

Follow Cinemark Oakley Station on Facebook here.

About The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company: Originally called the Cincinnati Screw and Tap Company, it switched to machine making in 1889 and was then called The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company and was located downtown on Second Street. In 1905 this company relocated to Oakley near the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It was a prosperous firm that was the largest producer of machine tools in the United States. During World War I and II, the company made trucks, tanks, ships for the war efforts.

In 1970, the company changed its name to Cincinnati Milacron Incorporated (and later to Milacron, Inc.) and now  has plants across the U.S. and overseas. The company is a world leader in plastics machinery, mold technologies and industrial fluids.

When you watch a movie in Oakley, remember you are sitting in place of history where many useful machines used worldwide were designed!

Housing Recovery

Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors

An interesting article about the housing market appeared in the Enquirer on May 22, 2011 detailing the increases or decreases in median home prices for Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky .

Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors®, was quoted in this analysis piece: “Sibcy says he believes 2011 overall will show improvement over 2010 – in spite of an artificial boost in prices and sales helped by the tax credits last year. ‘Slowly, we are coming out of this,’ he says. ‘2012 and 2013 will be much better.'”

These areas were noted for having increases in home prices since 2006:

Northern Kentucky
Fort Mitchell – 24.11%
Bellevue – 9.10%
Union – 1.11%
Hebron – 5.81%

Greater Cincinnati
Franklin – 2.33%
South Lebanon – 20.41%
Oakley – .66%
Mt. Lookout – 3.91%
Madeira – 4.23%
Kenwood – 6.51%
Hyde Park –  7.52%